My cat seems to enjoy shredding my couch. What can I do to stop this?

My cat seems to enjoy shredding my couch. What can I do to stop this?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Kelly, Thanks for the question. It’s a great one! I was just on the phone yesterday talking about this same subject with an old friend who is contemplating de-clawing his cat because she is using their couch as a scratching post. They are understandably frustrated. Your cat scratches your couch for a few reasons.First, cats naturally shed their claws. They do this by using something to help them pull off the outer layer of the nail. The old outer layer soughs off naturally, but to keep them sharp and healthy a nice vertical surface that allows the points to… Read more »